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Daily Washington Capitals news and notes: It's Draft Day!

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Patrick McDermott

Your savory breakfast links:

  • Live from The Rock, it's the 2013 NHL Entry Draft. Colorado, you are on the clock. [NHL.com]
    • What needs might the Caps address with pick #23? Non-committal GM George McPhee is non-committal ... [NHL.com]
    • ... and here is his annual Draft Chat with Mike Vogel. [Monumental (video)]
    • Draft hats, get yer o-fficial draft hats here. [Shop NHL]
    • There may be as much action at the auction block as the draft board, as the new CBA brings the salary cap pain ...and compliance buyouts. [CSNW, WaPo]
    • Reality check... [RtR]
    • ... or a roll of the dice? [Dump-n-Chase]
    • You mock us, sir. [Peerless]
    • So. Many. Questions. [Red Line Station]
    • For the prospective draftees, and for the fans of the teams they are chosen by, the future is now. [GM on a Couch]
  • Congrats and best wishes to Dan Bylsma, introduced yesterday as the new bench boss for Team USA in the Sochi 2014 Winter Olympics... [USA Hockey, IIHF, Puck Daddy, Eye on Hockey]
    • ... and congratulations to Kettler Capitals Iceplex, which has been selected as the site for Team USA's August orientation camp. #Merica. [@WashCaps, WaPo]
  • Finally, from the draft history vaults - the 1974 Caps posted the most Canadian draft ever. [THW]